Vanessa Davis' most recent book, Make Me a Woman, includes many comic strips first published in Tablet Magazine. Her first collection of diary comics, Spaniel Rage, was published in 2005.
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Crispy Christmas: How One Woman Spends Her Holidays

Chinese food, television, and family fights in the back of the car.

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Making a Jewish Home

I’m engaged to a non-Jew. We plan to build a Jewish family, even if it won’t look exactly like the one I grew up in.

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Stepping It Up: It’s January, So Move It!

As the new year brings resolutions to get in shape, an illustrated memoir of my quest to find the right fitness program

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Can I Get an Amen?

The first female rabbi was ordained 40 years ago.  Now my Florida synagogue welcomes a woman to its pulpit.

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All About My Mother’s Day

On the annual trip to visit mom, I fought with her, my boyfriend almost drowned, and I didn’t want to leave

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In the Rough

An illustrator gets affianced and her thoughts zoom from wanting an engagement ring to worrying it symbolizes that she’ll be her man’s property

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Stormy Weather

When an old frenemy gets back in touch, it raises the point crucial to Yom Kippur: Forgiveness doesn’t always fix everything, and that’s fine.

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Funniest Nights

From setting crumbs on fire to the awkwardness of eating a matzoh-and-salami sandwich, an illustrator recounts her family’s weird and wonderful Passover traditions

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Support System

From Northern California to the Lower East Side and back again: An illustrator goes on a circuitous, emotional, and ultimately satisfying search for a well-fitting bra

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Safer Torah

An illustrated look at Torah theft and Torah protection

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Splendor

An illustrated remembrance of cartooning legend Harvey Pekar

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Fast Forward

In the final installment of her illustrated memoir, a cartoonist considers her future

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Can’t Buy Jappiness

An illustrated memoir of Hanukkah, materialism, and materials

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My Generation

R. Crumb, Genesis, feminism, and history in the latest chapter of an illustrated memoir

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Stick in the Mud

Mud-bathing with mom, in the latest chapter of an illustrated memoir

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Holy Rollin’

From the archives: An illustrated remembrance of High Holidays past

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Big Fun

An illustrated remembrance of halcyon days at fat camp

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Vocation, All I Ever Wanted!

An illustrated look at a lifetime of jobs

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Jitters

How did we get so anxious?

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Framed?!

Young and restless at the Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival

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Dyspeptic Academic

The stomach churning persistence of the Jewish day school experience

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Stranger in a Strange Land

Giving it all up for California

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Purimpalooza

Esther marries indie rock royalty

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Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon

The frenetic, hormonally charged days before a bat mitzvah

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